Oil Search’s loading operations in Papua New Guinea remain suspended after an oil spill that occurred more than a week ago.
In what Oil Search has described as a minor spill, oil droplets were seen on the sea surface next to the Kumul Marine Terminal during loading of a tanker on July 26.
Loading was suspended and, due to unfavourable weather, an inspection of the loading line is yet to be carried out, Oil Search said in a statement on Friday.
A diving support vessel was expected to reach the site on August 9 and an inspection carried out soon after, it said.
Oil Search’s production had been reduced as a result of the spill, the company said.